Why I give

Here’s why nurses are contributing to the WSNA-PAC — and why you should, too.

Clarise Mahler

“I believe in supporting the WSNA-PAC so that we can advocate for candidates who will go to Olympia and advocate for nurses and patients.”

— Clarise Mahler, RN

Chris Birchem 1

“I challenge all Washington state nurses to provide financial support to the PAC. Think about donating the equivalent of a cup of coffee a month, or making a PAC contribution equal to one hour of your pay.”

— Chris Birchem, RN

Kathleen Lange

“I give to our WSNA-PAC because now is the time for us to step up as nurses to protect many of our patient safety and workplace safety gains.”

— Kathleen Lange, RN

Lynnette Vehrs

“When I received the endorsement and contribution from the WSNA-PAC, I was absolutely thrilled. I knew that my colleagues were behind me, and I was with them. We need to give to our WSNA-PAC. We must have nurses, and people who support nurses, representing us in elected office.”

— Lynnette Vehrs, RN, former legislative candidate

To contribute to the WSNA-PAC fund, please visit www.wsna.org/pac/donate where you can make a one-time donation or sign up for monthly contributions.

WSNA-PAC facts

What is WSNA-PAC?

The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion Polit­ical Action Committee (WSNA-PAC) was estab­lished to contribute support for statewide and state legisla­tive candi­dates who have demon­strated their belief and commit­ment to the legisla­tive and regula­tory agenda of the Washington State Nurses Association.

How does WSNA-PAC decide who to endorse?

Endorsed candi­dates are strong on nursing and patient safety issues, regard­less of polit­ical affil­i­a­tion, and must complete a candi­date question­naire and an inter­view. Incum­bents’ voting records are consid­ered, and the district’s past voting patterns are also taken into account.

Where does WSNA-PAC money come from?

All WSNA-PAC funds are raised indepen­dently from volun­tary individual contri­bu­tions. No WSNA dues money is used to support candidates.

Who can contribute to the WSNA-PAC?

WSNA members and non-members can contribute to the WSNA-PAC.

How does WSNA-PAC decide which candi­dates to contribute to?

The WSNA-PAC Board consists of 11 members whose role is to make endorse­ments and finan­cial contri­bu­tion decisions in statewide and state legisla­tive elections. Please visit www​.wsna​.org/pac to learn more about WSNA-PAC’s endorse­ment process.

Who serves on the WSNA-PAC Board of Trustees?

Current board members are listed on the WSNA-PAC Board of Trustees webpage.

How do I get involved with the WSNA-PAC?

Please contact Katharine Weiss.

How do I contribute to the WSNA-PAC?

To contribute to the WSNA-PAC fund, please visit www​.wsna​.org/​p​a​c​/​d​onate where you can make a one-time donation or sign up for monthly contributions.